Helping whānau work in partnership with ward nurses has won Northland nurse Gemma Watts a leadership award.
The more nursing cares missed due to lack of time the greater the risk of patient death, a major international nursing research project has shown.
Longstanding executive director of nursing Leanne Samuel has resigned from Southern District Health Board and leaves on Friday. Her resignation follows a major restructuring of nursing leadership positions at the financially troubled DHB.
Nursing Review talks to Karyn Sangster, believed to be the first primary health leader to chair Nurse Executives New Zealand, about the need to keep improving workforce modelling, the nursing role in integrating services and wanting NENZ to be a strong voice across all health sectors.
Agreeable extroverts are more likely to be highly satisfied with their health care, according to a study published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal. But the study also found that non- Pākehā New Zealanders lower satisfaction rates with healthcare was due to other factors than psychological or demographic characteristics.
The latest rankings of health care systems of 11 wealthy countries by the Commonwealth Fund puts New Zealand fourth for performance and 8th for equity